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Being independent we are able to offer an extremely diverse range of eyewear collections.
From unique and quirky independent collections to designer brands, at Barracloughs you'll find the look you may not have even realised you were looking for! The perfect style for every face.
Lens types at a glance...
We have proudly worked alongside Rodenstock for over 30 years, providing quality branded lenses you can rely on.
One power from edge to edge
If you find you're squinting your eyes to be able to see sharper in the distance or you are having headaches when reading or using a computer for a long time, your vision could be struggling.
Also known as varifocal or progressive lenses...
Enjoy infinitely variable sharp vision at all distances with customised Rodenstock multifocal lenses.
Very similar to progressive lenses
Bifocals and trifocals are very similar to progressive lenses in that they respectively offer two or three prescriptions in one lens. The difference is that there is often a visible line across the lens with bifocals and also these lenses often provide a wider area for reading and computer work than progressive lenses do.
Ideal for all that screen work
Not only that, the need for your eyes to quickly focus on different distances, all that monotonous screen work, poor lighting and dry eyes caused by infrequent blinking all add up to a real challenge for your eyes.
With lenses specifically designed to account for various distances without tiring out your eyes, you'll soon find yourself more being more productive.
Thinner and lighter lenses
Basically, high-index lenses bend the light more efficiently than regular lenses.
You're losing more light to reflections than you might think
AR coats also reduce glare so tasks like night driving would be less strenuous on the eyes.
Add a hint of colour to your lenses, whether they're regular spectacles or sunglasses
Once you try polarised lenses, you'll never go back!
Polarised lenses can change the way light travels to your eye, and they can greatly reduce glare from the surfaces mentioned above. This makes them a great choice for sports eyewear such as sailing, biking or skiing. Polarised lenses will still protect you from UV but they'll also reduce strain on the eyes and give you clearer and more accurate vision.
If you are still finding that you squint when wearing your sunglasses, polarised lenses could be the answer as we can provide lenses which eliminate 99% of that irritating glare!
Sometimes anti-reflective lenses are referred to as anti-glare, reflection-free, or AR/MAR coated.
Water repellent lenses
We can coat lenses to provide protection against drops of water, thanks to its drip-off effect. The lens will also contain dust-repellent properties.
Scratch resistant lenses
Having a scratch-resistant coating on both sides of your lenses mean they have a harder surface which won't scratch as easily. Children's lenses would especially benefit from this coating for obvious reasons!
Always use a quality microfibre cloth to clean your spectacle lenses.
X-Tra Clean lenses
A survey of 100 spectacle wearers carried out on behalf of Rodenstock by an independent company found that 100% of respondents cleaned the X-Tra Clean lenses without streaks. Of the testers, 93% said they were able to remove fingerprints and noticed easier cleaning.
Independent and designer brands
Looking for great quality sunglasses for your children? Minishades™ are a fantastic choice! Read more on those down below!
We supply fantastic options for children too, including Minishades™, which are really tough and block 100% of UV. They also all come with polarised lenses to reduce glare/reflections. The icing on the cake is that they are backed by the Hide n Seek Loss Warranty™ so if your little ones lose their Minishades™ or somehow break them, you can request a replacement pair for free! There is just a small charge of £4.99 for delivery.
Eyewear to fit all faces
Similarly, we can provide Asian-fit spectacles, which address the specific features of wider faced individuals with higher cheekbones and a flatter nose bridge.
Sports eyewear and protective eyewear
We can also provide protective eyewear for the workplace.
We can also provide EyeDream orthokeratology (or Ortho-K) lenses which you wear overnight and then remove in the morning to enjoy clear vision throughout the day!¹
¹Suited to those with a spherical spectacle prescription of -0.75D up to -5.00D or astigmatism of up to -2.50D
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